Tomita, Fumi / Elephant Vanishes, The
Album:Elephant Vanishes, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Tomita, Fumi Added:May 2019
Label:Oa2 Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-05-21 Pull Date:2019-07-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 28Jul 21Jul 14Jul 7Jun 23Jun 16Jun 9

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 22, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Part 4: The Realm Of Raging Winds, Part 3: Hitler's Invasion Of Poland, Part 2: 1881 Indian Uprising, Part 1: The Fall Of The Roman Empire
4.Jul 09, 2019:tree talk
Dancing Dwarf
2.Jul 20, 2019:Music Casserole
The Elephant Vanishes
5.Jul 09, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
The Elephant Vanishes
3.Jul 18, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Dancing Dwarf
6.Jul 02, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Wind-Up Bird And Tuesday's Women

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-05-16 
Reviewed: 2019-05-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: With haunting, memorable melodies, the combination of writer Haruki Murakami's influence and bassist Tomita's compositions interpret seven short stories by the Japanese author that draw on themes of despair, loneliness, disconnection, and self-discovery. Tomita reimagines Murakami's literary themes, transforming them into rich musical landscapes.
If You Like: Ron Carter, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Jan Garbarek, Miles Okazaki, Ben Monder
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Wind Up Bird And Tuesday’s Women (5:37) – guitar/piano starts> midtempo jam> bass solo> spirited sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> crescendo> electric guitar quick fade
*2/ Second Bakery Attack (4:35) – bass/piano starts> slow jam builds to midtempo> spacey guitar solo> midtempo jam> spacey sax solo> quick fade
3/ Barn Burning (5:44) – drums start> slow jam builds to midtempo> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade
4/ Part 1: The Fall Of The Roman Empire (0:43) – full band short midtempo jam> quick fade
*5/ Part 2: 1881 Indian Uprising (6:27) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> midtempo jam> 3 crescendos to end
6/ Part 3: Hitler’s Invasion Of Poland (4:13) – bass solo starts slow, builds to midtempo> quick stop
*7/ Part 4: The Realm Of Raging Winds (3:45) – drums start> uptempo jam> drum solo> uptempo jam swings to fast tempo> crescendo end
***8/ Dancing Dwarf (8:53) – guitar/sax start> slow jam> sax solo builds to uptempo> bass solo> uptempo jam> mellows to midtempo> slow fade
9/ T.V. People (6:37) – full band starts> midtempo jam> snaky guitar solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> fade
**10/ The Elephant Vanishes (5:32) – bass solo starts> midtempo jam slowly builds in volume & intensity, then mellows> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Wind-Up Bird And Tuesday's Women 6.Part 3: Hitler's Invasion Of Poland
2.Second Bakery Attack 7.Part 4: The Realm Of Raging Winds
3.Barn Burning 8.Dancing Dwarf
4.Part 1: The Fall Of The Roman Empire 9.T.V, People
5.Part 2: 1881 Indian Uprising 10.The Elephant Vanishes